Updated at: 12-07-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

Adding a finishing touch to your doll’s bed is a breeze with this 18-inch doll blanket pattern. Combining various leftovers into new configurations is possible. Furthermore, spare blankets can serve as picnic mats. The next “Teddy bear’s picnic” could be any day now!


Learn how to make a doll blanket to complement your doll’s bed set in today’s free crochet tutorial. This is part four of a series on making your own doll bedding.

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Take a look at my complete series of free doll bedding sewing pattern tutorials

  • First Section: Download a Free Pattern for a Doll Pillow
  • Two Different Doll Pillowcase Patterns Available for Free in Part 2
  • SPONSORED LINK: FREE Doll Mattress Sewing Pattern, PART 3
  • FOURTH SECTION: A Pattern for Making a Doll Blanket Without Spending a Dime


Needed Items

  • YARN – Cotton Quilting Fabric – Two fat quarters or four pieces of fabric, each measuring 18″ x 22″, are required for this doll blanket (46cm x 56cm)
  • Needle and thread are basic sewing equipment.
  • Lace or other decorative trimmings
  • Fleece is used to increase the weight and warmth of the blanket. A quilting batting (wadding) or a remnant of any thick soft fabric like flannelette could be used as a replacement.


My doll clothes lesson provides a comprehensive overview of the best fabrics, tools, and techniques for sewing for dolls.

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How Do You Make A Doll Blanket?

Step 1. Prepare two fabric pieces and pin them together

Although any fabric can be used, cotton is ideal for the blanket’s outer layer, and fleece or flannel works well for the blanket’s interior. It’s also possible to stuff the center with fleece or batting. You can make the cotton fabric 18 by 22 inches and the backing fabric 19 by 23 inches, or any other size you like.

The middle layer of batting, if used, should be an inch smaller than the top fabric. Then, lay your back fabric right side down and top fabric right side up. Pin them together and sew by hand or with a sewing machine, starting in the middle.

Step 2. Sew the doll blanket securely

The middle layer of batting, if used, should be an inch smaller than the top fabric. Then, lay your back fabric right side down and top fabric right side up. Pin them together and sew by hand or with a sewing machine, starting in the middle.

Step 3. Add blanket edging to finish

It is recommended that batting, if used, be cut an inch smaller than the top fabric when used as the center layer of a blanket. After that, it’s important to make sure the right side of your fabric is facing down when you lay your back down. Sew or pin them together, beginning in the centre, and use either a needle and thread or a sewing machine.

You may want to learn more about making a fleece blanket with binding if you loved adding binding to this blanket. Binding is a great method to hide raw edges and prevent fraying when finishing a blanket.

What Size Should A Doll Blanket Be?

Blankets for dolls often range in size from 18 inches to 24 inches. Remember that the size of the doll’s quilt will vary depending on the size of the doll. When creating homemade dog blankets or any other kind of blanket, it’s important to remember the same principle of making sure the blanket compliments the size of the intended user.

What size is a crochet doll blanket?

Even if you don’t want to sew, you can still make a doll blanket by crocheting one. Doll blankets made of crochet can be anything from 10 by 12 inches to 24 inches square. Make a 14-by-18-inch blanket for Barbie-sized dolls. If you’re crocheting a doll blanket, for example, it’s extremely important to use the right size yarn and hook.

For your convenience, I’ve included a chart showing the standard sizes of crochet hooks. Crocheting the child’s initials onto the doll blanket is a great way to make it more special.

How many stitches do you need for a doll blanket?

A doll’s blanket’s stitch count should reflect the blanket’s size and gauge. If the width of the blanket is 10 inches and the gauge is 4 stitches per inch, then you will cast 40 stitches. The number of stitches to cast on for a blanket can be calculated by multiplying your stitch count per inch by the blanket’s width.

The rows should be worked until the desired length is achieved. Here’s how many chains you’ll need to start a blanket and how to figure it out.

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How Do You Make A No Sew Doll Blanket?

If you don’t want to crochet or sew, you may construct a doll blanket with just two pieces of fleece fabric, some scissors, and some masking tape. This craft is a variation on the trendy blankets made by tying together squares of fleece. Fleece materials that won’t stretch or fray easily are recommended for this project.

  1. Create two identical pieces from fleece, but increase the front piece’s dimensions by two inches in both height and width.
  2. Stack them up, pin them together, then tape off the excess two inches.
  3. Fringe the edges to a width of about 0.5 inches and cut squares into the corners.
  4. Once you’re done, you can tie the top and bottom slits and cut the fringe to size.

How Do You Make Doll Bedding?

  1. Two pieces of cloth, one inch longer and wider than the doll bed, need to be cut.
  2. Assemble the fabric pieces, right sides together, and sew along the edges, leaving the top edge open.
  3. After stuffing the comforter with cotton, turn it right side out and sew the opening closed.
  4. You can use two 2-by-3-inch fabric squares for the pillow covers.
  5. Sew the pillowcase material together, leaving one end open.
  6. To make a pillow, you should flip it over and stuff it with cotton.
  7. Close the pillow with a seam.


Doll bedding and blankets that the kids make themselves can be a lot of fun. This guide will teach you how to sew a doll blanket or how to make one without sewing. The no-sew doll blanket requires you to merely layer fabric pieces and bind the edges or knot two fleece fabrics together.

Have you learned something new from this extensive primer on doll blankets? If you have any further tips to add, please do so in the discussion below.